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6 arrested in connection to Clay County murder

Posted 5/23/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Six men, including two who allegedly hindered investigators, face charges in connection with the May 15 murder of James White in Clay County.


Starkville again commits to LINK-backed park search

Posted 5/23/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Golden Triangle Development LINK chief operating officer Joey Deason predicted bond intent notices that could help fund a future industrial park will come before city and county leaders as early as July now that both boards have formally recommitted to the organization's search for land.


Starkville awards bonds to Tenn. bank

Posted 5/22/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville aldermen awarded its $2.7 million-maximum infrastructure bonds to FTN Financial, a subsidiary of the Memphis, Tennessee-based First Horizon National Corporation, during Thursday's recess meeting.


Walker sees opportunities with Parks hosting tourneys

Posted 5/21/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Look for Starkville Parks and Recreation officials, once under direct oversight by city aldermen, to aggressively market itself as a sports tournament host in an effort to impact its own revenues and overall sales tax receipts.


Starkville men charged in firearm theft

Posted 5/21/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Starkville Police Department has charged two local residents for their alleged connection to a May 13 auto burglary.


Wynn: City employees improperly using vehicles

Posted 5/20/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Ward 2 Alderman Lisa Wynn's attempt to create and adopt stricter city vehicle-usage rules was pulled from the agenda Tuesday after aldermen complained the new policy was not available for inspection before the meeting.


Deputies arrest naked man charging traffic near MSU

Posted 5/19/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A 24-year-old Lexington man was charged with disorderly conduct Friday after he allegedly stripped naked and charged at oncoming traffic on Blackjack Road.


Traction building for county subdivision regulations

Posted 5/19/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Supervisors agreed Monday to invite Mike Slaughter, of the Oxford-based urban planning firm Slaughter and Associates, back to the Oktibbeha County board table for discussions on developing and implementing subdivision rules.


Phelps named emergency management director

Posted 5/19/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Shank Phelps, who serves as an elected constable and sheriff's deputy, can add another job to his ever-growing resume: emergency management director.


A look at Oktibbeha County campaign finance reports

Posted 5/18/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Thirteen of Oktibbeha County's 45 candidates for office this election cycle failed to file their first campaign finance reports before May 8's deadline, and four of those seeking office have still failed to turn in their respective paperwork.


Steakhouse closed after Saturday fire

Posted 5/18/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Cappe's Steakhouse in Starkville is closed until further notice after a Saturday fire gutted its kitchen area.


Missing Oktibbeha resident found safe in NC

Posted 5/16/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Law enforcement agents called off the search for a missing Oktibbeha County man after he was found safe in North Carolina on Friday.


Oktibbeha authorities searching for missing resident

Posted 5/15/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Oktibbeha County law enforcement agents are searching for 21-year-old Aashil Randive, who was last seen at his residence almost a week ago.


Data center builders win construction award

Posted 5/15/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The men and women that brought C Spire's $20.3 million data center from a concept to a finished product in Starkville received a major award for their combined efforts.


No school board action taken on Peter's Rock pre-K request

Posted 5/14/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Although the establishment of a full charter school by Peter's Rock Temple Church of God in Christ is unlikely, the organization may operate a preschool, like many other religious and nonreligious organizations, without local school board approval.


SSD, EMCC officials at a standstill on campus lease

Posted 5/13/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville School District and East Mississippi Community College have yet to reach terms on a deal that would allow the college to operate a satellite facility within Oktibbeha County.


Man arrested after allegedly firing gun in deputies' presence

Posted 5/13/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Deputies arrested an Oktibbeha County man Monday after he allegedly fired a weapon while law enforcement agents investigated a nearby auto burglary report.


Parks advisory board cancels meeting after city fails to notice

Call it a practice run: Starkville's seven-member park advisory board canceled its Friday meeting after members learned city staff did not properly notice the gathering according to the Open Meetings Act.


Saturday is absentee deadline for special election

Posted 5/8/2015 in Area

Golden Triangle circuit clerks' offices will remain open until noon Saturday to accommodate absentee voters for Tuesday's special U.S. House of Representatives election.


Second vehicle fire incident leads to arson charge

The Starkville Police Department charged a local woman with arson after she allegedly set an automobile on fire Thursday.



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